Michael's church

Hartland-Jacksonville Pastoral Charge
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About Michael
  • Education: B.A., St. Thomas University M.Div., Atlantic School of Theology
  • Experience: Have been working in full time ministry since 2001.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: Hearing John Stott in London was a crucial event, showing a style of preaching that has been eclipsed in our day
  • Family: Single, from a large family of four brothers and two sisters.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Hold yourself back and you only get in the way. Let yourself go and God will hold you up, and lift those who hear you.
  • Books that have had an impact: Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin, City of God by Augustine of Hippo, Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan, The Reformed Pastor by Richard Baxter, Anything by Warfield and Machen.
  • Hobbies: Singing old hymns of the faith, reading and studying theology, walking
  • What I want on my tombstone: "To God be the glory, great things he has done"
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Newest Sermons

  • Christ: Author Of Salvation

    Contributed on Nov 11, 2006
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    Christ as the one who leads the way for believers, even in the most difficult times.

    In our modern world, and especially as the 21st century is upon us we are still in many ways bothered by the notion that God sent his son to suffer and to die. We are bothered because it seems to us, as it would seem to any rational person, like a very harsh thing for a god of love to do. more

  • Christ Crowned Above All Things

    Contributed on Nov 11, 2006
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    The tension between the subjection of the world to Christ and the world in which we currently live

    One of the great concerns in our Christian state is when Scripture speaks in a way that describes a world we don’t quite live in yet. The author to the Hebrews today begins talking partly about a current circumstance, but he also talks about what he calls a world to come. And for us many times we more

  • Salvation: Announced, Confirmed, Neglected

    Contributed on Oct 20, 2006
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    The author’s call not to drift away is a powerful call on our current church practice.

    This morning in our journey through Hebrews, we get to the first of the important commands which the author gives to his community. And the thing we have to understand about scripture is that when commands are given to people, they do not simply come from the author’s mind, based on personal more

  • Christ Superior To The Angels

    Contributed on Oct 7, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    A look at Hebrews use of Scripture to prove his difficulties, and our need to use the same source.

    The title of today’s message is “Christ superior to the angels.” To us this may seem to be a very obvious statement. Of course, Christ is superior to the angels, because of what we believe about him, what we have been taught about him. But in the first century, to the community that the author of more

  • Good Friday Reflections On Mark's Gospel

    Contributed on Feb 26, 2004
    based on 46 ratings

    A series of reflections on Texts for Good Friday from Mark’s gospel.

    Good Friday Reflections on Mark’s Gospel Reading: Mark 11:1-11 Reflection: “In lowly pomp ride on to die” When we spoke of this incredible entry into Jerusalem Palm Sunday, we spoke of it as a glimpse of something we knew was going to be greater. But today we see the detour through which more